Audiovisual Stories

PHOTOS / VIDEO | JGB @ Park West 3/16/18

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotFormer Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals is no stranger to the Chicago area.  He appears frequently as a special guest with the local Dead tribute staple Terrapin Flyer.But it's been a minute since he's brought his JGB project through the city -- so it was nice to get a...

Photos / Recap | Greyboy Allstars @ Brooklyn Bowl

By: Michael LepekIt's nice when you can scratch a couple items off the bucket list.  On a recent trip to New York City, I was able to go for a pair: experiencing a show at the original Brooklyn Bowl and seeing a live performance of the seminal West Coast funk-jazz (or is it jazz-funk?)&...

Photos / Recap | Uriah Heep at Arcada Theater 3/10/18

By: Philamonjaro StudioNext year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic English hard rock band Uriah Heep, but even at 49 the band shows no signs of slowing down.On Sunday, March 11th, the band gave all it had at St. Charles' Arcada Theater.The 75-minute concert featured both beloved older material and a smattering...

Trey Anastasio Returns To The Solo Acoustic Stage In Morristown, NJ

[instagram id="Be-roAVheCH"]Trey played his home state of New Jersey last night to kick off a relatively long solo and acoustic run.His one long set was peppered with the sort of personal speeches that have become common in these settings, and even included a new instrumental tune -- tentatively titled "Saudade", it is...

The Los Lobos Chicago December Residency In Review

By: John 'Nunu' ZomotOne of the best things about covering the music scene over several years is witnessing the development of trends that slowly evolve into traditions.Los Lobos' December Chicago run definitely fits the mold, as the band has turned its multi-night pre-Holiday runs into something for both the band and its fans...

Review / Photos / Setlist | Andrew Bird @ 4th Presbyterian Church 12/11/17

Words: Alex Wood | Photos (from 12/12): Zach StoneFor a number of reasons, Andrew Birds Gezelligheid performances at 4th Presbyterian Church have become a holiday tradition for me.From the gorgeous, decorated church setting on Michigan Avenue to the intimate, warm performances from the native-to-Chicago violinist, the unpredictable setlists, guest musicians and natural sound quality form an...

Photos / Video / Setlist / Recap | Joe Marcinek's Dead Funk Summit @ Martyrs' 12/9/17

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotGuitarist Joe Marcinek is the chef who is always cooking up something special with whatever ingredients are on hand.As luck would have it, the cupboard happened to have a little from two separate camps for a December run.  Melvin Seals, the longtime Jerry Garcia Band organist was available for...

Whose Hat Is This? The All-Improvised TTB Offshoot Is At It Again

[Update 12/13 - Some pretty good media was captured from the Philly show, scroll down to check it out below]We were pretty excited when Whose Hat Is This? released their improvised album earlier this year, so why not crank up the hype again as they are about to play a string of dates in the...

When Boogie Meets Boogaloo | Karl Denson Eats A Bunch Of Peaches In Chicago

By: @312mrg | Photos/Video: John 'Nunu' ZomotAll of music is a whirling blender which incorporates elements of performers that swirl around each creator orbit.  Labels are always difficult, often times meaningless, but occasionally offer a window into how to process invdidual pieces of art.Paraphrasing from good ole wikipedia, Boogie is a term...

Photo Gallery | Sons & Daughters Of The Blues @ Buddy Guy's Legends

By: Howard GreenblattThey say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  The Sons and Daughters of the Blues Jam at Buddy Guy's Legends on September 18 proved that old adage.Coming together to support prostate cancer education and awareness, the offspring of Blues legends are Blues Royalty in their own right.Hosted by Wayne...